Frequently Asked Questions

I forgot my password. What can I do?

If you have forgotten your password, please click on Reset your password under the Log in button, type in your e-mail address (you have registered with) and submit your request. We will send you an e-mail in your inbox shortly with a link to generate a new password.

 

How can I enjoy the full potential of the Alumni Hungary portal?

Once you have provided a few information under the Sign up today menu (e-mail address, password, time zone, visibility preference of your e-mail address), and an e-mail will be sent to your e-mail address with a validation link. Please follow this link to confirm your registration ont the portal welcome page. In order to be able to access all information and use all functionalities of the portal, you are required to supply further personal information. These data fields are marked with an *. 

I completed my registration fully. What comes next?

Now you can use all the exciting services of the portal: create and join groups, create and join events, browse the database of other alumni members, create contact lists, take part in online lectures and webinars.

I studied at different degree levels, majors or universities in Hungary. How can I include all of these data?

Under the Studies in Hungary profile section you can add one piece of information regarding your studies only. In the case you gained different degrees, or you studied in Hungary several times with different scholarships for example, please include information on your latest study experience. You can add more information in other sections of your profile (e.g. in the Short bio in the Personal data section or you can upload your full CV under the Short biography section).
 

What is a contact list and why is it useful?

By creating a contact list, you can easily mark fellow alumni members who are important for you for some reason (university fellows, potential cooperation partners etc.), so you do not have to start your detailed searches over and over again. You can also decide to receive notifications about the activities of your contacts.

How can I add someone to my contact list?

Log in and visit the Alumni members menu under the Explore the Network main menu and make a detailed search among the members. If you have found the given alumni member, click on her/his profile, and then click on the green Follow button below the profile picture. Now this new contact will appear in your Contacts menu in your account and you get a note every time when this alumni member creates a new group or an alumni meeting. Here you also have the opportunity to unfollow your contact/contacts, clicking on the green Unfollow (alumni member name) button.

How can I join a group?

You can find all groups under the Explore the network main menu. Browse through the list, find those you are interested in and click on the Join this group button. If it is an open group, you will be automatically added to the members list, if it is a closed one, you have to wait for the approval of the administrator of the group. 

Who is entitled to create a group?

All alumni members of Alumni Hungary who completed their full registration have the right to create and administer a group or groups. The representatives of the higher education institutions also have the same right. Companies and institutions who are registered as a partner at the Alumni Hungary portal are not entitled to create groups. 

What kind of groups can I create through the portal?

You can create groups that are in line with the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy of the Alumni Hungary portal, based on a topic that is relevant for the alumni community and relate to one of the interest categories of the portal including education opportunities, gastronomy, higher education institutions, alumni organization, Hungarian language, innovation, science, research, jobs, career, networking, society, culture, traveling. Bear in mind that the editorial team will check all new groups, and has the right to delete those groups that do not follow our policies. If this is the case, we will inform you before the deletion.

How can I create a group?

After logging in, click on the Add content green button in your header menu of your profile. Search for the Group option, and fill in the related form and save the data.

How can I create a group forum topic?

If you want to add a forum topic to a group, you have to join that group first. Then open the main page of the group, click on the Node title above the group picture and choose Create a node. Type your topic or question in the Title field, and give a few opening thoughts in the Body field. Do not forget to save your Node topic. Your topic will appear on the main site of the group where every member can click on it, and add her/his own comments to the conversation.

How can I reach my groups?

There are two ways to reach your groups quickly. After signing in click on the My account menu in your personal main menu at the top of the site. Here you you should click on the View my alumni profile option, scroll down and below your personal data, you can find all contents you have added to the site. The other way is to click on the Explore the network main menu, where you can enter the Groups submenu. Here you can search for your groups too. 

What are my responsibilities as a group owner?

As an owner of a group, you are responsible for monitoring the communication activities in the group forum. First, you have to add a detailed and clear description about the group to help members decide easily whether to join or not. Then start the discussion by giving a first topic, so other members can react and get involved in the conversation. In special cases, you will also have a moderator role, and you have to report those activities which are not in line with the policies of the Alumni Hungary portal. Regular posting and file sharing could be a great way to keep your group on the same activity level, so do not be afraid to make your own contributions. Motivate others to share their ideas and to add other topics to the group.

Can I invite contacts to my group?

No, you cannot, but members who follow you will receive an e-mail when you create a group, and your group will also appear on the group list page under the Explore the network main menu, so other members can easily find it anytime. 

How can I confirm a group membership?

If you established a closed group, you can follow the alumni who applied for a group membership under the Pending members submenu on the group’s administration site (main menu). Here you have to click on the Approve membership button to approve the membership. You can also reject this request. In case of an open group, you are not able to control the membership and everybody can join your group without any request. Please consider carefully what kind of group you want to establish before creating it.

Can I exclude a group member from my group?

Yes, you can, if you are the administrator of the group. On the main page of your group, you will find a related main menu. Choose the Members submenu, search for the member you want to exclude, click on the View member button and remove him or her from the group. It is recommended to notify this member about the exclusion. 

How can I delete my group?

If you want to delete your group for some reason, you have to give a note about the issue to the administrators of the Alumni Hungary portal. Only they have the right to delete a group. Before you make this decision, please consider this as deleting your group results in the deletion of the content of the group. If you still think that the deletion is necessary, please notify the members of the group first.

How can I join an alumni meeting?

After you have found the event you are interested in, in the Event list under the Explore the network main menu, navigate to the page of the event. Next to the title of the event you will find a blue Register button. By clicking on this button you will successfully register yourself for the event. In some cases, you can also see (above the button) how many empty places are left. If there are no places left, you can still register for the event, but you will be added to a waiting list. If somebody cancels her/his registration, you have the chance to secure your place.